Tag: retha hill

by Katherine Krueger

Rumors were circulating on Twitter that a teen pop sensation was dead, and it was my job to get the story. Of course, eyewitness accounts varied, the facts were shifting quickly and I had an editor texting me every few minutes, asking me where the story was. I was confronted with the unique challenges of [...] more »

by Julian McBride

PBS.org has recently been home to some frank and thoughtful discussions about an overlooked issue: the lack of racial diversity in the media. For those who may have missed it, the dialogue was sparked by Retha Hill in an Idea Lab post about the lack of minorities at new media conferences. Mark Glaser expanded the [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

How many times have you been to a technology or media conference and noticed the dominance of white male speakers at the podium or the room? That’s what Arizona State University professor and media veteran Retha Hill saw when she attended the recent NewsFoo conference in Phoenix and the ONA conference in Washington, DC. She [...] more »